The Last of the Summer Styling

Fashion is a constant learning curve.

And at Urbiana we embrace the lessons we received from the fashion world. Styling is definitely a big learner, we have to learn what suits us and what is in at the moment and produce something that fits both those options.

And as the summer is coming to a end we thought that you should finish it looking your best, so below we have come up with a few looks so you can find what suits you best!

 

For the Curvy Ladies:

It can be hard finding outfits that makes us look slim, especially when some also need to show off their curves.

Black Maxi Dress + Spiked Woven Statement Necklace with Beads (in Pink) = Glamourous!

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This outfit is perfect for summer, maxi dress is cooling, but because it is black is adds a lovely slimming effect. However black can be a little gloomy so we’ve added a bright pink and gold statement necklace to brighten everything up!

 

For the Tall Ladies:

Although most of us dream of having long luxurious legs, being tall can sometimes be a pain.

Two Toned Top + Gold Etched Egyptian Statement Cuff = Wowza

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With tall ladies we need to create sections, so a two toned top will cut the torso in half and by also adding different coloured skirt/shorts you can create a third section. With jewellery go for a long cuff bracelet, this will also cut your long arms into sections, for best results wear a cuff on each arm.

 

For the Petite Ladies:

Peitie ladies know the struggle of always trying to look taller, they can get away with wearing most things, however they need to elongate themselves.

High Heels + Stunning Fringe Dangle Earrings (in Silver) = Gorgeous!

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As always, a pair of heels will go a long way, these silver heels go with almost any outfit and are the perfect size to give a petite lady a bit of a boost up. Adding a matching colour set of long dangly earrings with help elongate the face and make the neck appear longer, giving an overall heightened appearance. For best results wear your hair up.

 

Come on ladies lets make the most of the last of the Summer weather!!

 

News from a far…

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It’s been a month since Urbiana set their feet on the sands of the beautiful Cabo Roig in Spain.

We had the most spectacular venue for our first abroad photo-shoot and didn’t we get some good pictures! It has long been a dream of ours to venture out into the fantastic weather that other countries will offer us and finally equipped with our amazing team, this became a reality.

 

With the height of summer upon us, we endeavour to show all of our lovely customers how spectacular you can look on your holidays, with our accessorises enhancing your already amazing self’s. We will be releasing the new photos shortly, so don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled on our website for these new inspirations.

Being out and about in the heat was definitely a challenge for our team. With constant reapplying of make-up, trying to get the best shots in the sunlight (thank god for sunglasses) and the re-application of sun cream, it was by far the hottest shoot yet.

The photographer also had a treat with the naturally beautiful landscapes. So many angles and areas to choose from, but with a few hours of walking involved (I must say it was quite intense).10483194_10152465779609886_3028740258998377511_n  

In this blog we have included some of our behind the scenes photos, with the vast amount of restaurants and cafes the team were spoilt for choice, and our apartment was also amazing, have a look and be envious.   All in all we had an absolutely fantastic time and hopefully we will be seeing more of the world for our shoots.

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Cheat Your Way to Glamper Looks: 5 Items All Festival Goers Need

Cheat Your Way to Glamper Looks: 5 Items All Festival Goers Need

The festival season is upon us and all the creative juices are flowing. Festival Fashion is a big deal for us fashionistas, but when you’re not of celebrity nature you won’t have the chance to glamp and you won’t have people to heave your luggage around. We infamous people have to lug around our own bags and the last thing we need is something ridiculously heavy. A few staple items can go a long way, so make sure you’re packing sensibly and fashion forward this year with a few Urbiana tips:

1. For any festival goer, bracelets are always a staple item. When you go to a festival, you wear a band, which quickly becomes your new favourite accessory. Adding more bracelets along side this is the ultimate look. Save space with the ‘Multi-coloured Beaded Statement Cuff.’ This bracelet is just one piece, however it’s appearance suggests several bracelets, perfect for festival chic. RRP £18.00

2. For the true festival campers out there, we know that showering just doesn’t occur. Dry shampoo and plaits can only do so much, so the best addition for these true campers is a hat. Trilby’s just shout festival hair, don’t let the grease get you down! ‘Trilby Hat’ RRP £25.00

3. This may not be the most practical of items, but we all have to have one statement piece! Festivals are a perfect time to wear some whacky clothes and accessories, so if you are going to make any piece your statement ‘go to’ it has to be the ‘Extra Long Fringe Necklace’. This bad boy is not only perfect for bringing something new and different to the table, but fringing looks have always been part of festival fashion, especially this year as it was featured in SS14 collections everywhere. RRP £15.00

4. This staple has a two-fold purpose. When you are going mad in the crowds of people on the outskirts or in the mosh pits, you do not want to get some dangly earrings ripped out (*wince*). Opt for studs, there is a smaller chance of these falling out and/or being ripped out! Another reason why I am loving these earrings is for space savings reasons. They are gold and silver which means that you don’t have to worry about matching your metals. Leave them in all weekend and you’ll be set! ‘Classic Silver and Gold Simple Studs’ RRP £10.00

5. Most people can get away with leaving their items in their tents (preferably locked), however if you are like me you may have certain items you need to keep on you and let’s face it, sometimes you don’t have pockets and sometimes there is just not enough room in the small pockets you do have. For times like these, you need a small bag with a strap to put over our shoulders. Enter the ‘Tibetan Inspired Purse’. This bag is the perfect size and has a chain to go over your shoulder, brilliant! Plus it’s ethnic style is a perfect festival look. 10/10. RRP from £49.99

Make a Statement.

When the wet weather comes in we all need a bit of inspiration of what to wear to brighten up the days. Got a date this weekend? Going on holiday? Sorting what to wear at work?
Here are 3 of many combo’s for how to wear a statement necklace.

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1. Office Wear – it’s a Monday morning and the last thing you want to do is decide on your work outfit. So you put on a plain white shirt….but it doesn’t have to look plain at all, with the ‘Tribal Necklace with Turquoise Beads’, button up your collar and whack this piece on and you’ll feel at the height of fashion with minimal effort. No-one will ever suspect that you didn’t spend all morning on your outfit, you can breeze into work knowing that your fashion secure!

2. Departure Lounge – Finally, its the morning your holiday starts, after long weeks at the office. But what can you wear to the airport that’s comfy, classic and will get you in the holiday spirit? I’d opt for a black maxi dress. Maxi dress = Summer Fun, but is also super comfy and casual. Pair this dark colour with the ‘Angular Silver Necklace with Coloured Beading’. Its bright orange and blues scream sun, sea and relaxation. Everyone that you pass at the airport will know you are going somewhere, HOT, HOT, HOT. You’ll ooze serenity.

3. Date Night – Whether it’s a first date or date night with you’re other half, us girls always want to look good on a date! You want to channel romance with a style punch. I would go for the Parisian look, what screams romance more than the city of love? Opt for a stripy black and white crop top with a flouncy skirt. Add the ‘Statement Floral Bib’ necklace, the pastels and floral effects give off a girly vibe. You’ll also be super in style as big florals are a SS14 must have!

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Three, Two, One…LAUNCH

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Get involved with Us!

We’ve had a lot of excitement since the last blog we wrote, Team Urbiana has been completely taken with all the new ideas and products that have come in to our grasp as of late.

Lots of new designs and busy work has been done in order to bring not only the new collections to you (our lovely customers) but also to our BRAND SPANKING NEW store on Brick Lane!

As you know the store has been under construction for some time and finally having the shop open is just amazing, our launch party saw lots of people having a blast, one of which was none other than fashion blogger Dana Cristina Straut! Dana is a blogger at FashionTag and also works as a fashion writer for various publications in UK and USA. It feels so good to finally get out there. Store Launch, Success!

We’ve finally hit the streets and hotting up London’s accessories scene, come visit us, (we don’t bite) we love seeing new faces so come meet us and our products. We’ve got a lot on offer for you and with all new products there’s a lot to enjoy. For any of you out there that did not attend the launch party, sneak peek photos are now uploaded (including a photo of a DANCE show that was going on outside of our store!) on our Facebook, so go and check them out!!

As for all the products we have a few new collections to introduce you too such as:

Swarovski elements
Statement Necklaces
Pearls
Vintage Looks
Ethnic/ Tribal Products
Simple Pieces

In other big news, we featured in the Spectra Fashion show in London with some of our new collections, please check out the video link below for the fantastic models that wore our pieces!

Watch this space for future updates…>

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Opening Month From Feb to March

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It’s been rather busy here at Urbiana as of late!
We’ve been making all the preparations for our new store launch, which is extremely exciting! We’re opening on Brick Lane, one of the most fashionable areas in London. For those that have not yet had the pleasure of shopping on Brick Lane I urge you to go for a day, the vintage shops are amazing, of course don’t forget to pop in and show you face in our new store from March onwards.

We’re also in the process of creating our new capsule collections, so please get hyped up and continue to check our website for all new products, if you haven’t given our website a look yet, check it out at http://www.urbiana.co.uk.
You may be surprise at what you find. We always do our part to source the best products for you guys, we strive to keep up with the trends (in our own unique way of course). And if you’re not sure how to match up our products, then keep your eye on our twitter, facebook, or Instagram pages as we regularly update them, at the moment we’re matching our products with all the SS14 fashion.

PLEASE if you are stuck on what accessories to match up with the latest trends send a question our way on facebook or twitter. Make sure to hashtag #urbiana and #emontrends. Spread the word.

Stay tuned for our weekly spill….

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Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Urbiana

Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Urbiana

We are so excited to show you the new collections designed for S/S14 at our store Launch in Febuary on Brick Lane.
Until then stay on trend with our forever stylish statement pieces. Take a daring step in the bold fashion department with a chunky ring in Hot Pink to update your look from Drab to Glam in a second!
Be Brave, Be Bold, Be URBIANA

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BRICK LANE STORE LAUNCH!

BRICK LANE STORE LAUNCH!

We are thrilled to announce that we at URBIANA are launching our pilot store in Brick Lane in February 2014. Come along to catch a glimpse of our new collections and discounts up to 50% off!
We will reveal the launch party date soon, so stay tuned for your exclusive invitation!

URBIANA

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All Go!

All Go!

We’ve had a busy few weeks at Urbiana, with the Handmade Christmas Event last weekend and Christmas creeping forward. With Christmas so close we would like to give you an early present, with our Christmas Offer of 25% off using code XMAS2013 at checkout!

We are also incredibly pleased to announce that we will be releasing brand new Capsule Collections for S/S 2014 in time for our Store Lunch in February. Including

Pearl
Ethnic/Tribal
High End Swarovski
Crystal Statement
Coral and Turquoise
Simples
Beaded
Shell
Winter Accessories

With something for everyone we hope you find the perfect statement piece for you or your loved ones!

Merry Christmas from Urbiana!

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Handmade Christmas Event @theO2

Handmade Christmas Event @theO2

At the Handmade Christmas even this weekend 13,14,15 December 2013, Urbiana will be showcasing a number of beautiful hand made and designed accessories. All statement pieces are half price, and we will be showcasing new tribal, vintage and ethnic collections. Wrap up warm in our cosy scarves and stay cool in our beautiful statement jewellery. There will be daily giveaways, and 25% off vouchers for in store and online. Don’t miss out on this wonderful event where we hope you will find the perfect
Urbiana accessory!

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